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Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY: K-STATE SETTING EXAMPLE WITH ENERGY AUDIT OF PRESIDENT'S RESIDENCE MARCH 1 AS PART OF TAKE CHARGE! CHALLENGE

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's president's residence will undergo an energy audit Tuesday, March 1, as part of the Take Charge! Challenge. The on-campus residence, 100 Wilson Court, is home to Kirk and Noel Schulz.

The challenge is a statewide energy efficiency competition comprised of four regions. The university region pits K-State and Manhattan against the University of Kansas and Lawrence. The winner will take home a $100,000 community prize to be applied toward future energy efficiency initiatives.

The more homeowners who schedule energy audits, the more points Manhattan and K-State will earn toward winning the competition.

Noel Schulz will be available from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. to speak with the media about the home and the audit. Noel Schulz is the Paslay professor of electrical and computer engineering and a nationally recognized expert in power systems engineering.

Until 11 a.m. an auditor will be going through the home to evaluate its energy efficiency. This will include blower door testing to determine air leakage, window design and evaluation of mechanical systems, lighting and insulation.

More information about the auditing process will be available at the event. For more information about the Take Charge! Challenge, visit http://www.takechargekansas.org.